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GMC Statement: GMC responds to the Queen’s Speech

27 May 2015

The GMC highlights the need for further reform of medical regulation

Web News: Essential maintenance to some key systems Thursday 28 May from 18:00 to 22:30

27 May 2015

Advance notice that some key systems will be unavailable.

Web News: How professional are medical students?

14 May 2015

At the end of last year, we ran a survey to find out more about the professional values of the UK’s medical students. Over 2,500 students took part to tell us what they thought.

GMC Statement: GMC responds to the BMJ article on the Shape Of Training review

13 May 2015

The GMC clarifies its role in the Shape Of Training review.

Web News: Report shows continued support for doctors applying for GP or specialist registration

01 May 2015

A report published today shows improvements continue to be made to support doctors applying for entry to the specialist and GP register.

Web News: Research suggests how online register could be improved to make it fit for the future

24 April 2015

New research published today suggests how the online medical register, which lists all qualified doctors eligible to work in the UK, could be improved to make it more useful and accessible

GMC Statement: Response to BMJ article about unlicensed prescribing of Avastin for AMD

02 April 2015

Responding to calls from the BMJ for doctors to be allowed to prescribe Avastin for the treatment of wet age related macular degeneration (AMD) Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, said:

Web News: A new time limit on doctors' provisional registration is introduced today

01 April 2015

Today we’re introducing a limit on the time a doctor can hold provisional registration.

Press Release: GMC welcomes independent whistleblowers review by Sir Anthony Hooper

26 March 2015

An independent review commissioned by the GMC has recommended that organisations referring concerns about a doctor’s fitness to practise to the GMC should declare whether the doctor has raised concerns about patient safety.

Press Release: GMC gets right of appeal to High Court

25 March 2015

Parliament has approved changes to the Medical Act which will give the General Medical Council (GMC) a right of appeal against fitness to practise tribunal decisions it considers are too lenient and do not protect the public.